[Amateur film: Medicus collection: New York World's Fair, 1939-40] (Reel 6) (Part II)
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
Run time 21:15Producer Medicus (P.)Sponsor N/AAudio/Visual Si, C
Eric in Descanso, CA.
February 20, 2009
R6-2: Assorted shots of people T: Young and old, T: Black and white, T: When it rained, T: There were many overpasses of great beauty and design, assorted shots of flower beds, T: In the Court of Peace were held most of the Fair's notable gatherings, T: Irene Castle Day (couple impersonating Vernon and Irene Castle, couples dancing in period costumes), T: Scotch lassies from Canada (pipes and drums), T: Costumes of many kinds, Archery range, Detroit Tigers Baseball School (players give demonstration using wacky Trylon & Perisphere microphones) T: Stands for food and everything else, trio of comedy musicians (including a man playing a slide trumpet with his nose) , cane stand, food stand, souvenir stand, "Guess Your Age.", T: Arizona Day (musicians outside Arizona's Pavilion, fancy cowgirls, lasso tricks (21:15)
December 3, 2005
From Up to Down!
A Menagerie of items in this volume. Nothing to go into full analysis scene by scene about, but somewhat interesting nevertheless. This reel focuses on people this time out. First we focus on groups of people, small and large, sitting and walking, etc. I do like nuns, and theres some nice shots of a group of them walking around. Then we focus on Young and Old, and sure enough, shots of people Young.. AND OLD! Are represented. Like the shot of the old lady codger dressed in the fur taking notations on god knows what, the guy in the SHARP red jacket, the school trip, the lady sitting underneath the naughty bits of some faux greek statue, the group of chefs, and the vampire. The film then focuses on Black and White, where we see people Black.. AND WHITE! Nothing really remarkable here. We then see what happens when it rained on the fair. People got into the shade! People put on raincoats! Moving on, we then get a great little overview of the overpasses at the fair, but somehow it got mixed up with the flower footage, but nevertheless, the overpasses at the fair ROCKED!! I loved how some of the pedestrian walk ways we like 10 stories up. We then go to the Court Of Peace where it is said notable gatherings occurred. Like what you say? Like Irene Castle Day! Whos that? She was a famous dancer before any one of us were born kiddies. Anyways, a group of ballroom dancers perform for her, then I THINK she comes out and dances as well. Love how everyone curtsies and wanders off. Ahhh, but a closer examination reveals, gasp, that some of the supposedly male dancers were in fact WOMEN!! LESBIANS!!! Call the degenerate police!! From there, we see, through a backwards title card, Scotch Lassies from Canada which were an all female Celtic band!! Thats great, dont think anything exists like that up here anymore.. Then, Medicus focuses his camera on the costumes of the fair! Czech costumes! Dutch costumes! Mexican! Sailors! The film then takes a strange left turn as we see women doing archery.. Mmmkay. Then we go to a Detroit Tigers baseball camp for kids. What it looks like here is that the camp hadnt started and all the kids were there for a meeting?? From there, we go to the many stands at the fair, and this I would have LOVED to see more of.. A guy playing trumpet with his nose (LOVE the little hut his 3 man band played in), A Cane Kiosk!! (thats great!) A souvenier stand! AND a place where someone could GUESS YOUR AGE!!! Wow! FINALLY, we turn to Arizona day festivities, and we see some glam girl shooting, theyre actually quite pretty, and finish it off with some boys doing some mighty fine lasso jumping! Yee-ha!
July 3, 2003
Many shots of people "Young and old," "Black and white," "When it rained."
"There were many overpasses of great beauty and design."
Lots of flowers.
"In the Court of Peace were held most of the Fair's notable gatherings."
"Irene Castle Day." - lots of dancing.
"Scotch lassies from Canada." - pipes and drums.
"Costumes of many kinds."
Detroit Tigers Baseball School.
Some demonstraion with wacky Trylon & Perisphere microphones (I think).
"Stands for food and everything else."
Musicians - guy playing trombone with his nose!
Cane stand, food stand, souvenir stand, "Guess Your Age."
"Arizona Day" - musicians outside Arizona's Pavilion, fancy cowgirls, lasso tricks